The Jack Petchey Foundation achievement award scheme
The Jack Petchey Foundation was established by the successful East London entrepreneur, Jack Petchey, in 1999. It is a young, progressive grant making Trust based in Ilford Essex. It is now among the largest and most influential London charitable foundations. It focuses on projects and programmes that benefit 11-25 year olds. The main area of operation is the London boroughs and Essex, where it currently operates in 1600 secondary schools and youth clubs. There are smaller programmes elsewhere.
The grant budget for 2008 is over £20 million, with over £60 million having been given since 1999.
In addition to more traditional grant making functions, JPF plans to continue to introduce and develop new, far reaching programmes that benefit young people such as “Petchey’s Speak Out Challenge”, which is probably the largest youth speaking programme in the world.
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Jack Petchey at Richmond Gymnastics Association
RGA participates in this award scheme for young people aged 11 to 25 years old.Each month a young person is chosen to receive the award in recognition of hard work, endeavour or a contribution to the club which will help others.
RGA members, coaches and parents can complete nomination forms to help choose the winner.
The award winner is presented with a framed certificate, a pin badge and a cheque for £200 which can buy any item from the “wish list”.
In consultation with RGA members and coaches, a “wish list” is drawn up of how the monthly award of £200 could be spent.
This scheme brings the following benefits:
- RGA can recognise the effort, endeavour and achievement of young people in a new practical and positive way.
- The scheme provides useful additional funds for RGA.
A young person may receive the award only once during their time with RGA.